hill

Release Date: 3/99

Album: THE SCAPEGOAT FACTORY

Writer: ADAM MARSLAND

Audio:

Lyrics:

Over

Ended

Hairshirts

Rended

 

Disowned

O'erthrown

Red leaf

Windblown

 

Falling down the hill

Always will

Evergreen to grey

Blow me away

 

Gone

All gone

All dusk and

No dawn

 

Don't come

Autumn

Frosbitten in

the red sun

Adam sez:

This haiku-like little song (I think) was originally written for the Japanese girl band Manic 5-0, although I don't know if we ever played it. It definitely was supposed to be from a woman's perspective; my mental image of a broken-hearted girl wandering through the woods on a fall day was probably taken from "Sad Little Girl" by the Beau Brummels. Deliberately simple and delicate, I remember demoing it with Rob and James in the studio during NEVEREST because I felt the tracks for the album were too busy, and they both hated it. It was too sparse for them. When we cut the track, again I played the drums and Ineko played the bass for the minimalist approach.

The lead vocal is Robbie Rist and I doubling each other and I think it's one of the weakest parts of the album -- I was still getting used to singing with other people besides Rob and I did a crap job on the vocal. I later did an acoustic version that was a lot better, and I used to close my early solo shows with this song.

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